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Helmsman president adds Liberty Mutual national casualty duties

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has appointed Chicago-based Debbie Michel executive vice president and general manager of its National Insurance Casualty unit.

In this role Ms. Michel will oversee the underwriting, sales, and service of casualty insurance products for the large risk market, Liberty Mutual said Monday in a statement.

Ms. Michel is currently president of Liberty Mutual's wholly-owned third-party administrator, Helmsman Management Services L.L.C. She will maintain this role along with her new responsibilities, according to a Liberty Mutual spokesman.

“Debbie's deep understanding of the risk management needs of large buyers, and the brokers who serve them, will drive the success of our National Insurance Casualty and Helmsman operations,” Mark Butler, executive vice president, commercial insurance and president, National Insurance said in the statement. “She'll marshal this understanding to strategically grow our risk management account business by providing the sophisticated insurance coverages and TPA services, supported by superior claims management and loss prevention that help customers' better control the total cost of general liability, commercial auto and workers compensation risk.”